A Long Time Dead A Mike Hammer Casebook

By: Spillane, Mickey; and Max Allan Collins

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[i-xv], 225pp. 8vo. Black cloth over boards, gilt on spine. Signed by Max Allan Collins and Jane Spillane on a limited edition page, this being copy 76 of 100 Numbered Copies and 10 Presentation Copies. Book is unread, unmarked, unclipped (there is no price on the jacket), bright, tight, and Brodart protected. The eight stories herein were originally novels that Spillane never got to finish, and which Collins fashioned into short stories. Gift quality

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With an introduction by Max Allan Collins: The first collection of stories starring legendary Mike Hammer, the toughest private investigator in history

It starts with a few near-accidents: A car almost swipes Mike Hammer when he's crossing the street. A junkie robs the notoriously hardboiled detective at knifepoint. A fight on a subway platform comes close to pushing him in front of a train. While any one of these could be a coincidence, together they make a conspiracy--one that Hammer will have to end in order to survive. And when it comes to finishing something--or someone--nobody does it better than Hammer.

One of the twentieth century's bestselling American mystery authors, Mickey Spillane changed noir fiction forever when he loosed Mike Hammer on the world. Now these eight short stories, collected and finished by Max Allan Collins, show that Spillane is still capable of redefining the genre.

The stories in A Long Time Dead have received numerous accolades, including an Edgar Award nomination, two International Association of Media and Tie-in Writers "Scribe" Awards, and a Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award.

Title: A Long Time Dead A Mike Hammer Casebook

Author Name: Spillane, Mickey; and Max Allan Collins

Categories: Crime Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, MysteriousPress.comOpen Road: 2016

ISBN Number: 1504036093

ISBN Number 13: 9781504036092

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002184